A conversation about Cultural Appropriation on Reddit.
“Jeremy Lin turns ex-NBA player Kenyon Martins claims of cultural appropriation back on him in the most respectful, kindest way possible.”
Is “playing Indian” wrong?
Is there a difference between wearing Blackface and dressing up like an “Indian”? If so, what?
I say this not in an accusatory manner—I’ve been a Wonder Yearsesque 1950s boy with cowboy guns and glasses and Indian headdress with Boy Scout outfit for Halloween, before, and if I thought about it at all I likely thought I was doing some small token honor to our Native American friends, who are, to every boy, so cool.
Five thoughtful reads with a mindful perspective:
> Three Cheers for Cultural Appropriation.
> In Defense of Cultural Appropriation.
> Artists’ Cultural Borrowing.
> What Distinguishes Cultural Exchange from Cultural Appropriation?
> Is Cultural Appropriation Always Wrong?
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Photo at top: Jen Mussari
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